I bought a used 2650 off eBay for £70, and when I hook it up to power the green power LED blinks, indicating it's in standby. When I press the power button all the fans come on but no drives spin up, there's no power to the cd drive but the power LED still keeps blinking which implies it's still in the standby state. I'm assuming the server is in some sort of 'ready' state for IPMI poweron but I can't think of any way to get it on. Does anyone know how to force it to power on?
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Re: Bootup Problem - Dell Poweredge 2650
Process of elimination? I first thought it may be a power problem but I could not understand the LED flashing (It still maybe a power problem) If you can leave on charge for 4-5 hours more if you can make sure the light is not flashing (That is turn the laptop off at the power switch) Try turning on after being on charge for as long as you can If that does not work it may be the bios with the wrong setting or the Hard Drive is faulty (The more I think about it I think it may the the last issue) Try the other steps first the turn on holding the DELETE button it (I think that is the button to access the bios ) This with work if the Hard is Good or bad)
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go here and enter the service tag of your server and download dell open manage server administrator managed node. once installed it will tell you exactly what the problem is. i believe the current version of OMSA is 7.1
Had the same thing happen to me today and in my case it was a code 18 as they come... It started while I was installing a video card adapter for a dual monitor setup. The solution - I had to simply close the side panel I had left open for testing and then reboot the server. The intrusion alarm went off.
try a search for Linux OR try www.downloads.com.. you will need to set up an account but the account is FREE and no recurring charges You might even try www.redhat.com that is Linux site and should be able to find your version there if it exists.. try the PLATFORMS link
You are not too clear, however I'll take a guess ..
1) Booting from CD ... older CD drives fitted to PE26xx range do not recognize Windows 2003 bootable install CD's .. the TS-L462C (a laptop drive) should be compatible with the PE 2650 (I know it works in my 2600)
2) Installing the Operating System onto the PERC SCSI Array drives .. a total pain .. with older OS (Windows 2000) you can use the 4 x floppy disk set to install and hit (F6 ? as I recall) to tell it to 'load a 3rd party driver' ... get the PERC drivers from the Dell site.
Alternative = toss the useless Tape Drive and install a set of SATA drives in the same space (a 3 drive Hot Swap caddy eclosure will fit = Icy Box or StarTech) .. you will need a PCI RAID card (such as Si3124) since the M'Bd has nothing but a combined floppy/TapeDrive IDE interfafce.
3) Finally, be aware that this is a SERVER level box .. spare parts & Dell 'official' upgrades are going to cost you an arm & a leg = and don't even ask what the special 'ECC parity' Memory sticks cost :-)
dependent on how many beeps you hear is dependent on what might be the problem.
A fuller explanation from pushing the power button to nothing happening would be more than helpful.
Beeps in a Poweredge can mean motherboard, memory or as you said power supply problems.
Disconnect from the network and all other accessories, and power up the system, this might be due to a faulty device attached to the system, eg: when you connect a usb faulty device the boot takes very long time, sometime it does not boot up.